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Dry Embossing without a light table!

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  Have you ever tried to dry emboss dark card stock using a light table?  It is almost impossible to see through dark heavy card stock!  Here’s a great technique for dry embossing on dark card stock: 1. Stamp an image onto the card stock.  For the sample shown here I used the swirl from Season of Joy.  You want to select a detail image will look good even if you don’t get all the details just right. 2. Lay the card stock on a foam pad with the stamped image face up.  Cover the card stock with wax paper. …

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6×6 Scrapbook Calendar

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This layout is from the 6×6 Desktop Calendar that I am making for a Christmas gift.  The two sided design makes flipping the pages a little confusing sometimes, so I always use post-it notes and the template that comes with the calendar to label the pages before I start.  I also like to use matching Designer Series paper on the pages for a month.  That makes it easy for the recipient to know which scrapbook page goes with which month. To make this monochromatic page, I used the Flowers for You Designer Series paper with Regal Rose card stock and…

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Thanksgiving Card

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Here’s a simple card using the Apple Cider designer series paper for a quick and colorful background.  The pumpkin is stamped in Basic Black ink and then colored in with markers.  Use the brush tip of the Pumpkin Pie marker and sweep it from the top of the pumpkin to the bottom to mimic the lines on a real pumpkin.  Then highlight the solid black lines with Really Rust.

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Name Banner

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        My daughter Rachel helped me make this banner for her room.  Our inspiration was the “happy” banner on page 23 of the Fall/Winter 2007 Stampin’ Up! catalog.  We used the Flowers for You Designer Series paper, Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals, some miscellaneous grosgrain ribbon and the On Board Simon Lower chipboard.  Rachel is only 3, but she picked the pattern that she wanted on each letter and traced each letter with a pencil.   I cut them out, used a glue stick to attach them to the chipboard and then sanded the edges with fine sand paper. …

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